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The Arrival of Self Driving Vehicles in the Mix of Traffic

As traffic engineers we take care to plan, design, and operate our roads for all users. When we are working in a complex urban environment, we must consider pedestrians, wheelchairs, vision impaired, bicycles, buses, and trucks.  When we add automated,

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Detroit Regional Transportation Operations – July 2016

MEETING MINUTES SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS COORDINATING COMMITTEE   Date: July 15, 2016 Time: 9:00 AM Meeting Held: Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC), Detroit, Michigan Freeway Operations Report Sarah Gill and Walter Ison reported on freeway operations activities. Sarah

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Self-Driving Cars, Are They Coming to Our Roads?

If you are planning on buying a new 2017 vehicle, you might not know yet that it will come with connectivity.  It will be able to communicate with other new models and they things like how fast the car is

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Detroit Traffic Incident Management History

The March 14, 2016 traffic incident management workshop in Detroit at Comerica Park returned us to our roots. In late 1991, an awareness of the importance of traffic incident management for Metro Detroit began with a meeting at the Engineering

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Planning for Regional Transportation Operations in Metro Detroit – February 2016

February 9, 2016 Planning Committee Minutes

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French Impressions – An American Traffic Engineer Samples Culture and Technology in Bordeaux, France

In October I was invited to make a presentation at the 2015 Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress in Bordeaux, France. The event attracted more than 12,000 delegates and visitors from more than 100 countries.  We stayed in the center of

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Metro Detroit Regional Transportation Operations – October 2015

October 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes TIM Coord Comm

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Dick Beaubien Profile from Christ Church Cranbrook Communicant – October 2015

Dick Beaubien walked into my office carrying a garishly bright neon yellow shirt. He met with me to share why he had it. Dick is a civil engineer who specializes in traffic safety.  Before he retired, he worked for the

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Planning for SE Michigan Regional Transportation Operations – October 2015

October 1, 2015 Planning Committee Minutes

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Metro Detroit Regional Transportation Operations – July 2015

July 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes TIM Coord Comm

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